Frederick Eversley: Big Red Lens, c.1985, on view at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, which was financed and recently opened by Alice Walton, heir to the Wal-Mart fortune. Roberta Smith writes in the Times that "much more than just a demonstration of what money can buy or an attempt to burnish a rich family’s name, Crystal Bridges is poised to make a genuine cultural contribution, and possibly to become a place of pilgrimage for art lovers from around the world." (Read the rest of her profile and see a slideshow here.) Roadtrip to Arkansas, anyone?
Photo: Steve Hebert/NYT